How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord And to meditate in His temple. — Psalms 27:4
What a worthy pursuit: “One thing I have asked . . . that I shall seek.” That I would have the awesome privilege to dwell*, to behold the beauty of the Lord (WOW!!!!!) and, as if that isn’t enough, to meditate in His temple.
We have an awesome privilege. Are you dwelling? Are you beholding His beauty? Are you meditating in His temple? (Remember that your body is the temple). 24/7 meditating, pondering, lingering.
Continually seeking Him,
* 1. to live or stay as a permanent resident; reside.
2. to live or continue in a given condition or state: to dwell in happiness.
3. to linger over, emphasize, or ponder in thought, speech, or writing
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. — 2 Timothy 2:15
How can we accurately handle the Word of truth if we don’t know it?
So many have come to the altar seeking forgiveness from sin, asking Jesus into their heart and then walking out the door to live a life unchanged. What makes the difference? The Word of God. It is God’s love letter to His children where He tells us everything we need to know to live a life for Him. To live a life that will bring Him glory. To live a life unashamed. To live a life approved by God.
An approved workman tells others that Jesus is alive! He has risen from the dead and desires to walk daily with them. He wants the best for us so He guides us by His Word. When we tell others of Jesus, we need to be sure we are representing Him in truth. How can we know that we are speaking the truth of God? Open the Bible and study it. Read it everyday. Meditate on it. Memorize it. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We have the hope of being an adequate workman for God when we study the Word of God, accurately handling the word of truth so that we are fully equipped to fulfill God’s plan for us all.
Are you equipped? Are you ready? Diligently seek Christ through the Word of God.
Continually seeking Him,